Insights into Editorial: Why more than note-ban, India needs a Big Bad Bank

    Insights into Editorial: Why more than note-ban, India needs a Big Bad Bank   Summary: The withdrawal of Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes on 8 November has changed the composition of money supply in the economy. A large part of what was currency in circulation is now coming to banks as deposits. The sudden …

Insights into Editorial: Comment on the Proposed National Water Commission

    Insights into Editorial: Comment on the Proposed National Water Commission   Summary: India faces unprecedented challenges of water management in the 21st century. As the water crisis deepens by the day, the old 20th century solutions appear to be distinctly running out of steam. These solutions were devised in an era when India …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: World history; Impact of globalizaton; Political philosophies 1) What do you understand by an open society? At present the world is witnessing the rise of of closed societies. What danger do closed …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Suppose you have been entrusted with the task of drafting a better compensation-cum-rehabilitation policy for such displaced persons, how would you approach the problem and what would be the main elements of your suggested policy?

Topic: Ethical dilemmas in public and private institutions 7) Land needed for mining, dams and other large-scale projects is acquired mostly from Adivasis, hill dwellers and rural communities. The displaced persons are paid monetary compensation as per the legal provisions. However, the payment is often tardy. In any case, hit cannot sustain the displaced families for …

6) A recent survey in USA has revealed that nearly a fourth of Americans use cash for all or almost all of their purchases during a typical week and more than half tended to use a mix of both cash and cashless payment modes, in an economy that is overwhelmingly dominated by non-cash payment options, unlike India. In the light of this survey, critically comment on ongoing push towards cashless economy by the Indian government.

Topic: Indian economy  6) A recent survey in USA has revealed that nearly a fourth of Americans use cash for all or almost all of their purchases during a typical week and more than half tended to use a mix of both cash and cashless payment modes, in an economy that is overwhelmingly dominated by …

5) It is argued that leaving everything to the market can lead to social and political turmoil. It is also said that the evolution of vicious politics is due to steady march of technology. Discuss.

Topic: Economic growth; Employment; Developments in S&T 5) It is argued that leaving everything to the market can lead to social and political turmoil. It is also said that the evolution of vicious politics is due to steady march of technology. Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint Livemint

4) On 2 October 2014, Prime Minister announced the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), which targets eradicating open defecation in India by 2019. Halfway through its term in office, how close is the government to achieving this ambitious target? What needs to be done to make this mission successful? Examine.

Topic: Welfare schemes and their performance 4) On 2 October 2014, Prime Minister announced the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), which targets eradicating open defecation in India by 2019. Halfway through its term in office, how close is the government to achieving this ambitious target? What needs to be done to make this mission …

1) What do you understand by an open society? At present the world is witnessing the rise of of closed societies. What danger do closed societies pose to world peace? What factors are contributing backlash against democracy? Discuss.

Topic: World history; Impact of globalizaton; Political philosophies 1) What do you understand by an open society? At present the world is witnessing the rise of of closed societies. What danger do closed societies pose to world peace? What factors are contributing backlash against democracy? Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint